Doulas are making a difference for families worldwide.

DONA International is the leader in evidence-based doula training, certification and continuing education. Our doulas are the world's best!
What is a doula?

I want to FIND a doula.

Parents, DONA International can help you connect with a professional, highly skilled birth or postpartum doula in your area.


I want to BECOME a doula.

It’s an incredible time to start your journey as a birth or postpartum doula. Let’s explore this path together.


I AM a doula.

We’d love to have you join thousands of doulas around the world as a member of DONA International.


The Benefits of a Doula

Learn about how a DONA certified doula can help you have a better birth or postpartum experience.


The DONA Advantage


DONA International is the world’s most respected certifying organization for a reason.

Training and Certification

Is it your time to jump into this incredible field? DONA International can help prepare you for long-term success as a doula.

Continuing Education

Already working as a doula and want to learn more? Check out our DONA approved advanced trainings!

“If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.”

Dr. John H. Kennell

DONA International Founder

We’re Here for You.

DONA International is member driven and we are here to support you! Connect with the professional staff in our home office, a member of the board of directors or your state/regional representative.

Let’s Connect



2018 Annual Conference 

The W. Hotel, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl

July 19-21, 2018

This year, DONA International takes conference innovation forward, by offering the DONA International Summit as a two-part event. The in-person summit will take place in Fort Lauderdale, FL, from July 19-21, 2018, with a follow up online summit on August 4, 2018, for live or on-demand viewing. Attend one or attend both, two opportunities for learning! 

For more information about the 2018 DONA International Summit, visit our conference page



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Reporters and Editors… Let’s talk!

Every week, DONA International is contacted by reporters and editors around the world. As representatives of the world’s leading doula organization, we’d love to talk!
This year, DONA International and our doulas have been featured in articles by Essence magazine, The Bump, Fit Pregnancy, and more!

Let’s Connect! 


What Do We Want? Doulas!  When Do We Want Them? Now!

What Do We Want? Doulas! When Do We Want Them? Now!

By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE A Blueprint for Advancing High-Value Maternity Care Through Physiologic Childbearing, authored by 17 leading maternity experts and released on June 28, 2018, by the National Partnership for Women &...

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A 4th of July Birth to Remember

A 4th of July Birth to Remember

By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE Being a doula often requires us to miss fun events or holidays with family and friends. This week, in the USA, we celebrated the 4th of July (United States Independence Day, the country is 244 years old in...

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